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LicensingLive 2018 Live Blog #LLUS2018

For reference - check out the last LicensingLive Live Blog we wrote in 2016.----It's 9:30 am PST Nov 13th in San Jose...

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Cloudonix Boosts its CPaaS Solution

CPaaS is an exciting space and Cloudonix is one of the growing players in the area, making it easier for developers to...

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MicroCorp Continues to Grow in SD-WAN, UC, Cloud and MPLS

As global enterprises are embracing SD-WAN and the move to the cloud, we decided to reach out for an exclusive interview with...

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Yamaha Brings Audio Expertise to UC

"People don't always understand the value of audio in meetings," said Randall Lee, Director Strategic Channel Marketing at Yamaha Corporation when speaking about the...

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Cyara: Don't Forget the Customer Experience in Digital Transformation

As companies embrace digital transformation (DX), they shouldn’t forget about the customer experience (CX) says Elizabeth Magill, Senior Director, Product Marketing at...

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Stack8: Achieving the Promise of UC and UCaaS

When it comes to UC, quite often, integrators leave when a system is technically up and running, not when it is optimally...

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Hate Calling Companies? 10 Digit Communications Has the Answer

And that answer ironically is, not to answer - by voice anyway... If you have kids, are a kid or know kids (I...

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SIP Trunking and Marking the Evolution of the Enterprise 2

April 9, 2018



Last week, I explored the SIP Trunking market and started to explain the benefits of SIP Trunking.   Enterprise IT cost savings, as explained last week, is a key driver.

There are also savings on calls, especially long distance calls.  There might be IP to IP calls via a service like Skype so there are no long distance charges at all, or there might be IP to PSTN calls, where the move to the PSTN occurs locally so it’s only a local call. 

SIP Trunking and Marking the Evolution of the Enterprise

April 2, 2018

 

Many of us in the industry live VoIP, and live VoIP even more.   As such, some people are surprised that people still have kitchen phones, that telephone poles still exist, and that gateways are still out there.  They think the whole world is on SIP and IP already.  

The rise of video calls and video call monitoring

March 27, 2018


Video calling is becoming more prevalent.  Obviously, smartphones have played a huge role here.  There are analyst reports regarding millennials increasing their usage of video calls.  WhatsApp allows video calls, and as of May 2017 subscribers were making 55 million video calls per day. 

The Rise (Again, and again, and again) of Edge Computing

March 20, 2018



Where computing power resides is like a sin wave.  Just ebbs and flows from being centralized to being on the edge.  When I first started work, we all programmed with mainframes from a dumb terminal.  Computing resources were in the mainframe. 

Where your UC solution should be is not the same for every business

March 12, 2018




There are quite a few debates about where a business Unified Communication solution should physically be located.  Should it be customer premise equipment (CPE) or should it be in the cloud? 


But what is right for your neighbor might not necessarily be right for you. 

Back from Hiatus and what Went on at MWC - The 5G and AI Hype Game

March 6, 2018

 

After a short blog hiatus, I am back in the blogging saddle.   The integration of Dialogic CCD into Sangoma has been my focus these past 6 or so weeks.   Last week I went to MWC and that spurred me to go back to weekly blogging as I saw a lot there – some interesting, some not so interesting.

The End (and Beginning) of a Good Thing

January 9, 2018




After approximately 13 years and over 650 Tuesday morning blogs for Dialogic (and actually one last Thursday and this past Sunday), this is my last one (for Dialogic).  I was writing monthly articles for Internet Telephony for years prior to my blogging and then I switched to also writing blogs around that time and posting them on tmcnet.com.  Everyone told me to get to a consistent posting pattern to have the best chance of your blog getting more readers.  Of course writing about interesting topics might help. 


STP's Just Keep Going

January 7, 2018

 

When I’m meeting with customers, usually I do a brief overview of our product line.  While we have all the cool software and NFV and AWS based network infrastructure, we also have some more traditional products.   And when our customers find out we sell Signaling Transfer Points (STP) and other SS7 products, they sometimes are astounded these nodes are still being sold.

The Evolution of the Software Media Server

January 4, 2018



As part of Intel in the late 1990’s the Dialogic division saw a window into the incredible processing power of the forthcoming Intel CPUs and decided to port the media processing DSP functions such as echo cancel, play/record, codec creation, conferencing and speech processing, to name a few, to the Intel processor.   In those New Jersey labs on Route 10, the software media server was born.  These functions were running on a host based server and our incredible marketing department at the time came up with the term Host Media Processing (HMP).   It stuck.

Considerations for Cloud Based SBC's Part 2

January 2, 2018

 

As Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) takes hold, which means there are key communications infrastructure nodes running your business that are now out of your physical control because they are running in the cloud, the ability to understand how these nodes are performing is more critical than ever. 

In the December 19th blog, I explored the importance of the ability for an SBC to scale in a cloud environment.

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